LVIFSF ADVISORY BOARD
Lee has written, produced, and directed many films over the last 20 years with executive support from three Academy Award winners, including Roger Corman. He has guided over 2000 short films to completion as a College Film Professor in Canada.
Along with making films, Chambers is also a popular motivational speaker, panel moderator, and juror at film festivals in the USA, Canada, Australia, England, Iraq, and the Cayman Islands.
A double screenwriting nominee at the 2019 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards. His work writing Hugh Jackman Saves the World won him, Screenwriter of the Year, in 2012 and he was nominated for the Director's Guild of Canada Ontario Award for directing When Life GIves You Lemons in 2011.
His directional feature debut, The Pineville Heist is currently in release around the world via sales from Shoreline Entertainment and Copenhagen Road short film launched at festivals in June 2019, Next up, is directing the short film, The Devil Knows You're Dead which will enter production in September.
With principal acting roles in almost every medium, including a live Comedy performance in Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Essagian also enjoys venturing behind the camera as producer/director/writer in the multi-award wind short film, Love Thongs.
Originally from Montreal, Essagian is a pioneering producer of the ACTRA (Montreal) Co-op Member Initiated Production(MIP) with the short film, Life of Smiley. Essagian also Produced and directed a Toronto Independent Production (TIP) short film, Drivers Test, where he received an award as Director (Boston International Film Festival 2007) and through Ouat Media.
A graduate from McGill University in Fim and Communications, Essagian is also a member of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists), UDA (Union des Artistes), CMPA (Canadian Media Producers Association), and ACCT (Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television).
Robin Jay is an award-winning filmmaker and author, speaker, and publisher. She began her career in Personal Development as “The Queen of the Business Lunch™,” a Business Relationship Expert who shares the
nuts-and-bolts of building profitable business relationships with an emphasis on smart ways to network and socialize with clients.
The woman whose clients tagged “The Queen of the Business Lunch™” knew that her secrets to success could empower individuals, business owners, employees, and associations. Her sense of humor and candid approach to sharing the principles that helped her to achieve such tremendous success makes Robin incredibly popular among today’s most successful meeting planners. Robin’s award-winning book, “The Art of the Business Lunch ~ Building Relationships Between 12 and 2” (Career Press) is in 12 languages worldwide. She is also a
contributor to “Chicken Soup for the Wine Lover’s Soul.” Robin has been featured internationally on
MSNBC-TV, Newsweek Magazine, CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, The London Financial Times, Forbes.com and other well-recognized media outlets. Robin shares her expertise on navigating successful
Business Lunches, Etiquette, Sales, Customer Service, and the Keys to Success. In each of her customized programs, Robin shares her unique methods to help others achieve their highest level of success.
In 2006, she founded the Las Vegas Convention Speakers Bureau. As president, she not only runs the bureau, she also coaches speakers to success with her online course, “INSIDER’S SECRETS: Keys to 6-Figure Speaking.” She also published “The Power of the Platform,” a series of anthologies that feature messages from today’s top motivational speakers, including Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, and Les Brown.
Robin’s passion has evolved to taking messages of empowerment and inspiration to film, as writer, producer, and costar of the first fun personal development movies. Her films, known collectively as “The Key Movies”, include “The Keeper of the Keys” (2011), “The Secrets of the Keys” (2015), and “Becoming the Keys” (2019.) Her awards include Best Independent Film, Best Documentary, Best Concept, and Best Original Song (for the soundtrack hit “Stronger than Ever” which
she co-wrote with Gary Lynn Floyd.)
We have been getting great reviews from your presentation. Your ability to interact on a very personal level with the large audience and deliver such a content-rich message was the perfect fit. Your humor, your self-awareness, and your ability to read your audience and modify the presentation as needed left us wanting more and more.
~ Larissa Schultz, Director of Professional Development, Southern Chapter of MPI California